Saturday, July 7, 2012

We've Strayed!

I'm not really sure if this picture made it to the post, so I'll describe it. It's a view of a car dealership offering a New Chevy Volt with a sales sign in front saying...

BUY A NEW CHEVY VOLT (or pay a $2000.00 tax)

The collateral damage of the Supreme Court's decision is expansive. Congress now have the okay from the court to impose a tax as a penalty for not purchasing a product. The cartoon make a very real point given this administration's desire to impose a green agenda. We already know they will disregard the principles this nation was founded upon with their,"ends justify the means" approach. Is it really a stretch of the imagination to believe they might tax Americans out of the vehicles they are currently driving into an environmental friendly government sponsored car? The government can claim it's food for the air and the economy, not unlike The Affordable Healthcare Act is also good for what ails us. The government knows what's best for us, and that attitude has been adopted by this current administration. Freedom has been dealt a crippling blow. We are having the will of an administration imposed on the people in direct violation of a government designed to be, of the people, for the people, and by the people.

Not to wander but the courts are running amuck. Yesterday George Zimmerman, the man who shot Trayvon Martin, was allowed to bond out of jail after being rejailed for an additional bond hearing. The judge boosted his bond from $150,000.00 to $1,000,000.00 in what seemed to be an attempt to keep this man incarcerated prior to having his day in court. Now the 8th amendment to our Constitution states that excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted. Since the first bond hearing Zimmerman had his bond raised exorbitantly, and for what reason? Bond is to insure appearance at the time of the hearing, not to financially punish an alleged criminal. When Zimmerman was recalled by a warrant, he diligently turned himself in as requested. While they did find he was in possession of a duplicate passport, it was simply a matter of turning that document over to the court. That was the only issue other than he had access to more money that the court originally thought, for increasing the bond. Bonds are not penalties. Accused people deserve their day in court unless they pose a threat to society. Zimmerman has been stripped of firearms, and has to stay in seclusion with security to avoid interaction with those who mean him harm. Does financially crippling him with exorbitant bond demands help him stay safe, or does it hinder his ability to provide himself and his family a safe environment in which to exist? He has no passport to run, and he has no means to be a threat to society. He showed up on demand when required to; how does a judge justify the outrageous bond demand? Once again a penalty has been imposed on a citizen for suspect reasoning, and without due process. Zimmerman has shown he will return to court when required while under a $150,000.00 bond. There is no justification short of predisposing him as guilty, for incarceration or excessive bond imposed. Where is the America our founders ceded us?

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

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